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parents of kids with Type 1


parents of kids with Type 1

This is a group for the parents of kids with diabetes.

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Comment by Jerodsmom on February 26, 2012 at 6:51am

That is a shame that your wife has put that idea in her head that the pump is ugly. The pump gave my son so much more normalcy in life. It also allows you to give exact insulin instead of rounding up or down which then can give you better blood glucose. Nobody has to see the pump. It can easily be worn under a shirt or kept in a pocket. With the pump,you can also get a CMG monitor which in times like this when they are sick is wonderful. Plus it also helps improve numbers, can predict a low or high before it arrives etc.

Comment by jms1313 on February 25, 2012 at 9:27pm

She is not on a pump. Her mom made the comment that we are not going to put one of those ugly things on her when she was first diagnosed. Now I can't even get her to talk to me about it because she says "Mom says they are ugly" of course that is a different chapter all together. She is better - BG in line and ketones down - little residual

Comment by Elizabeth on February 25, 2012 at 12:39pm

If she has the same stuff Eric had, it could last for as long as a week. Yuck.

Comment by Elizabeth on February 25, 2012 at 12:38pm

That happens with illness. Keep up the high frequency BG checks & ketone checks till the ketones are gone. Is she on a pump? If so, maybe program a temp basal that's slightly higher than normal for a couple of hours to see if it helps keep her BG in line.

Comment by jms1313 on February 22, 2012 at 2:56pm

She is feeling better now and Ketones are .3 so heading in the right direction - however - her BG is still running higher than normal? She went to bed last night 120 three hours after dinner and woke up this morning at 305??

Comment by Elizabeth on February 20, 2012 at 9:01am

We just went through this last week. My sympathies. She may have been a little bit insulin resistant because of the high BG, which means it didn't work as well as it should've. I think you really don't need to worry all that much about lows, and you do need to give her additional insulin for the ketones, My endo recommends that on top of any insulin given for correction or food, you give about 10% of the full day's insulin dose to clear up the high ketones, which for Eric is typically about 1.1 to 1.5 units — I get really wigged out doing it, but we don't get too many lows when we do so it must work!

Comment by Patti on February 19, 2012 at 11:54pm

Hope all is better, don't forget to check her ketones again. We spent a night in intensive care last month because I thought it was the flu and it was actually ketoacidosis.

Comment by KcF on February 19, 2012 at 9:49pm

Get her lots of fluids, should help flush everything out. Good luck, and I hope you get some sleep!

Comment by jms1313 on February 19, 2012 at 9:41pm

Thanks for the quick response - I gave it an hour and just checked her and she is down to 381 - dropped 70pts in an hour so I think I will adjust 2 units and call that good and just get up in a few hours and check her again.
I appreciate the response - sometimes it is just good to bounce it off someone else.
Thanks again

Comment by KcF on February 19, 2012 at 9:36pm

@jms1313 - My insulin is pretty much peaked at the 2 hour mark, some people don't peak until 3 or 4. If your daughter usually peaks at the 2 hour mark, I would go ahead and correct. If you are worried, just correct with half the dose. Since you know she has a fever and cough, chances are she has an infection that is messing with her blood sugars. Not sure why the dr is telling you to buy Coke.


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